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Vanessa Tomada

Framer – Owner

For several years I worked at a large art supply and framing chain in the city.  I  brought many ideas and expectations when I joined the team here in 2018. I grew up in Powell River/qathet, and have lived on the lower Sunshine Coast since 2011.

I'm primarily an oil painter and watercolour artist, but I've dabbled in just about everything and can help with most questions. I'm passionate to learn all there is to know about art supplies and art preservation.

You can see my paintings in store or on my website:


Rose Sicard

Assistant Manager – Educator

Rose has a ton of experience with art and design. She's worked in many creative fields including graphic design, signage, print production, sculpting, and movie FX. 

As an artist she works primarily in acrylic paint, watercolours, and print making.

She teaches the art and creativity classes here at the shop. Currently we are teaching beginners and intermediate block printing. Stay tuned for watercolour and acrylic classes in the future!


Marilyn Sadik

Framer – Customer Service

Experienced in just about all branches of art, she took lessons with professional artist Dick Van Den Hoogen. She paints in oils, acrylics, chalk pastel, ink, and more. She has taught the acrylic pour classes at the shop in the past. 

When she's not in the store, she's painting, sewing, knitting, gardening, and reading up a storm.

Look out for her at her home studio during the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl!


Thea Wilkins

Framer – Customer Service

Thea has a Bachelor's degree in Illustration and design, focusing on drawing and printmaking. She has extensive knowledge and experience with art supplies from her many creative jobs and other pursuits.

Since 2016 Thea and her wife Suki have been creating art supplies under their business Joan of Art.

You can find their watercolour sets in-store here!


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Meet the Team

Established in 2013 

Previously known as "Lisa's Framing and Art Supplies." Lisa opened the store, with previous framing experience from other ventures. With her attention to detail and creative designs, she developed a loyal customer base, all up and down the Sunshine Coast.



Vanessa joined the team to manage the store, so Lisa could have more freedom and time to travel. Vanessa had previous experience selling fine art materials, and brought lots of ideas, new brands, and products into the shop. 


Vanessa purchased the shop with a loan from Community Futures Sunshine Coast. We increased the art supplies as much as possible to fit the needs of our customer base. 


We expanded into the Unit next door so that we could carry even more art supplies. There's always new things to look at, and if we don't have what you need - please ask if we can order it for you.


"The Painted Lady Art Supplies and Framing" after the Painted Lady butterfly - vanessa cardui


The Painted Lady

Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 11am - 4pm

Sunday & Holidays: Closed

T: 778-462-3330

A: Unit #105

    622 Hough Road

    Gibsons, B.C.

    V0N 1V4

    C anada

E: info@PaintedLady.Art

photo of sign the painted lady art supplies and framing in gibsons british columbia


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